CU BASEBALL -- 'Dogs win 15-5 Friday
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LEBANON -- A close game developed into a blowout as Cumberland scored 11 runs in their final three at bats to down Campbellsville 15-5 Friday at Stockton Field.
The Mid-South Conference rivals will hook-up for a 12 Noon doubleheader Saturday. Live rado coverage begins at 11:40 a.m. on WANT-FM 98.9.
Second baseman Sam Lind led the onslaught with three hits, including a two-run homer and drove in four runs as the Bulldogs improved to 20-12 on the season a pulled even in the MSC at 5-5.
"It was a tight ballgame early," said CU coach Woody Hunt, "we didn't pitch well early in the game. We managed to put together a couple of big innings there and when you can do that, you usually win."
Four Bullogs finished with multiple hits, including three from Brady North and two apiece by Justin Byrd, Will Henderson and Richie Seaton. Chris Hall also drove in a pair of runs and Lind scored three times.
"No question, Sam Lind was born to hit," Hunt said. "He's got really quick hands at the plate, he's not a very big guy but he can put some juice behind it."
"Kevin got it done for us today," Hunt said, "gave us a lift and helped lock this thing down. He's a big part of our staff as we move forward --either starting or relieving."
Cumberland trailed 5-4 after five innings but plated three runs in the sixth and four each in the seventh and eighth innings, ending the game early because of the mercy rule.
Campbellsville lefty Bret DeRooy (2-3) suffered the loss on the mound, giving up seven runs on nine hits in six innings.